Everyone learning to crochet has started with a simple dishcloth. That’s why this list of crochet dishcloth patterns is needed. We all start with this simple stitch, but really, we need more ideas for dishcloths. I love making these, and having variety in my project list is a must. You’ll love the simple and intricate designs shown in these patterns!
Crochet Dishcloth Patterns
You are probably asking yourself why you need more dishcloth patterns. They are, obviously, one of the easiest crochet projects to create. In my opinion, however, you can’t go wrong with more variety.
These patterns help you to create dishcloths that are not just functional, but beautiful. I want my kitchen to be beautiful, and having one of these on my counter or in my sink just adds to my joy. Of course, I want to be in the kitchen more when it brings me joy!
Can You Crochet Dishcloths With Acrylic Yarn?
You can crochet with any yarn you want, and dishcloths can be made with a large variety of options. Acrylic is often the easiest to find and most inexpensive, so using them for crochet dishcloths makes sense. Especially if you want something simple and functional but affordable to make.
What is the Best Yarn for Dishcloths?
In my opinion, the best, the ultimate choice of yarn, is using bamboo yarn. This is not just for how soft it becomes, but also due to the natural antifungal and antimicrobial nature of bamboo. When using something to clean my dishes, it appeals to me to have a product that is a bit better for those reasons.
For functional and thicker options, good cotton yarn is preferred. It will absorb water well when washing dishes and will dry out fast. A cotton blend is another good option, with acrylic and wool being my least favorite for dishcloths. They can, however, both work and be used for a more abrasive texture when needed for cleaning.
How Big Should a Crochet Dishcloth Be?
The average dishcloth is between 7-9″ square. You can make them smaller or larger, but this size is what will be found in most of the patterns listed. Of course, you can easily adjust the size of the dishcloth to fit your preferences.
Cottage Magic Crochet Dishcloth
Simple with multiple stitches, this magical dishcloth is a great addition to your kitchen. It is 100% functional, but still has a little intricate pattern that appeals to my senses. I love that this is pretty on my counter, but totally useful when needed.
Cottage Row Puff Stitch Dishcloths
This pattern has the delightful puff stitch that I am falling in love with more and more. A simple square pattern is accented by puff stitching alongside basic crochet that is both functional and pretty.
Cottage Square Crochet Dishcloth Pattern
Similar to the above pattern, this one has a simple square pattern that is accented by stitches that are easy to create and still look special.
Cottage Life Crochet Dishcloth Pattern
There is a theme here, and I love it! This pattern uses that puff stitch in the center of the dishcloth to elevate the look while still being fully functional as a dishcloth.
Classic Crochet Washcloth Pattern
This is a dual purpose as a washcloth for bathing or dishcloth for cleaning. It is very similar to your classic beginner pattern and is much loved.
Simple Puff Stitch Accent Dishcloth Patterns
This actually has two patterns in one! Both have accents on each corner made of puff stitches, but one pattern has a center accent as well. These are simple beginner dishcloths and very easy to create.
Basin Hollow Crochet Dishcloth
A simple pattern of squares using basic and puff stitches makes this a great choice for your projects. I love how easy these are to make, and that they are just enough fo an extra look that they make a perfect gift.
Creek Pebbles DIY Dishcloth
I just adore this easy pattern. It’s a bit elevated compared to a basic dishcloth, but still simple for beginners to make. It’s one of my favorites for daily use in the kitchen.
Half Double Crochet Dishcloth Pattern
This pattern features the half double crochet stitch. Simple, easy for newbies, and beautiful. I especially love this in delicate colors like ivory and peach. A bonus with this is the free pattern for a matching hand towel!
Striped Angles Dishcloth Pattern
This is n easy pattern that focuses on a basic stitch going in an angled direction. I love that this one also has a smaller width so it can double as a coaster for your living room or a small washcloth for the kitchen or bathroom.
Basic Dishcloth with Matching Hand Towel
This simple pattern is ideal for daily use. It is paired with a matching hand towel option that includes the addition of a button for securing on a counter or stove front.
Rustic Farmhouse Dishcloth with Border
This simple, but rustic, the look is a great addition to any kitchen. I love the two-tone option with a simple border. Great for any color combination you love.
Double Duty Flower Shaped Dishcloth Pattern
This round dishcloth serves double duty as a scrubbing pad just as well as it does as a dishcloth in the kitchen. A cute rounded shape makes it a bit more difficult to make, but the result is beautiful.
Mitered Dishcloth Pattern with Handle
I love that this is a functional dishcloth with a simple loop to hang it on your cabinet door or even on a simple hook near the stove. These are brightly colored, but you can make them in any pattern of colors you prefer.
Ultra Nubby Scrubbing Cloth
While this isn’t a traditional dishcloth, it is just as important. This little scrubbing dishcloth is a perfect addition to your kitchen. The little nubs are ideal for scrubbing food from pots and pans.
Monogrammed Rustic Dishcloth Set
This set of patterns is ideal for gifting. The monogram patterns are easy to make, and really show off your crochet talents. I love how easy this is to customize for anyone!
Puzzle Piece Dishcloth Pattern
This is the perfect pattern for someone who has a family member with an autism spectrum disorder. The puzzle piece is commonly used to represent the community, and now you can have dishcloths that do as well.
Mitered Blossom Dishcloth Pattern
For those with a bit more experience, this beautiful flower blossom pattern is ideal. Yes, you can use this in your kitchen, but they are truly beautiful to display. I love the idea of these hanging on a hook near my oven.
Crochet Christmas Tree Dishcloth Pattern
For the holiday season, this Christmas tree pattern is perfect! You can do this in single colors, or make your trees uniquely colored to stand out even more.
Over the Sink Pocket Dishcloth
I love this idea! It slips over the center of your sink easily and is ideal for popping a bar of soap into or simply for tucking your hand inside to grip better as you clean.
Buffalo Plaid Dishcloth Pattern
Buffalo plaid is all the rage and this pattern for a simple dishcloth brings it right to your kitchen. I love the combination of black and red together, and these gorgeous ideas are going to become a favorite in your kitchen.
Crunchy Stitch Crochet Dishcloth
I love this simple style. A tighter stitch than most of the simple options, it stands up to the hard work you use it for in the kitchen.
Pattern: Petals to Picots
Star Stitch Dishcloth
To the untrained eye, this is just a simple dishcloth, but this update with a star stitch make sit much more. A star stitch is a novice crocheters dream. Simple to create and beautiful, it will become a new favorite project.
Pattern: Midwestern Moms
Moss Stitch Dishcloth Pattern
Another basic, but truly beautiful pattern, I really like this moss stitch in bright colors. They make it pop and show off the simple lines.
Pattern: Midwestern Moms
Primrose Stitch Dishcloth Pattern
If you want a pretty floral pattern, the primrose stitch turns basic yarn into a flower. Each stitch looks like a little flower on the dishcloth and really makes it look more feminine.
Pattern: Midwestern Moms
Rustic Dishcloth Pattern
This dishcloth pattern uses a much smaller yarn and is a tighter weave. This makes it better for scrubbing and more durable than others. Plus, it looks beautiful!
Pattern: Hooked on Tilly
Crochet Shells Dishcloth
I adore the shell pattern when crocheting. This simple pattern showcases this stitch and is in multiple colors so it looks like a rainbow. That’s a win-win in my book!
Pattern: Look at What I Made
Flower Garden Dishcloth
I adore this idea! Simple flowers added to a basic dishcloth makes this like a little garden in your kitchen year-round!
Pattern: Look at What I Made
Scallop Edged Dishcloth Pattern
Isn’t this adorable? I love the addition of a simple scalloped edge to go alongside a basic stitch on a dishcloth. Using two colors makes this pop!
Pattern: Flamingo Toes
Striped Crochet Dishcloth
Stripes are always a hit in the kitchen. This pattern makes it easy to add different colors to the kitchen without a ton of extra work. I love how the colors are stitched together into a pattern.
Pattern: Stitching Together